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Pollution Prevention & Sustainability Events Chemicals in Commerce Region 4 Workshop Agenda
 
 


 

Agenda

Workshop Sponsors/Organizors:
Presented by the U.S. EPA Region 4; U.S. EPA Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics; Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)

Thursday September 27, 2007
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome & Introductions

Speaker: Beverly Banister, Director, Air, Pesticides, Toxics Management Division, EPA Region 4

9:30 - 10:00 Background on U.S. High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program, Introduction to the Searchable HPV Information System (HPVIS), Status of Enhancements, & Preview of Chemical Screening Effort at EPA
Speaker: Diane Sheridan, EPA Headquarters OPPT

Ms. Sheridan will provide a brief background on the elements of the HPV Challenge Program, development of the HPV Information System (HPVIS), the Agency’s regulatory efforts, and future directions of the program.

10:00 - 10:30 HPVIS & E-Chem Portal Overview
Speaker: Karen Hoffman, EPA Headquarters OPPT

This session will provide an overview of the High Production Volume Information System (HPVIS), including a description of the functions and search capabilities. The E-Chem Portal will also be discussed.

10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:15 Hazard Characterizations
Speaker: Mark Townsend, EPA Headquarters OPPT

This session will include an overview of EPA OPPT’s efforts to conduct priority screening of the HPV chemicals and a preview of efforts to develop Hazard Characterization Profiles for all US HPV Challenge chemicals.

11:15-11:45 Discussion of the 2006 Inventory Update Reporting Data
Speaker: Fred Arnold, EPA Headquarters OPPT

This presentation will briefly introduce the 2006 Inventory Update Reporting Amendment (IURA) data collection, IURA Data Release Report, and expectations the Agency has for using this newly collected data in conjunction with the HPV data.

11:45 - 1:00 Lunch (at the facility)
1:00-1:30 HPV Chemical Arena: Understanding the Pollution Prevention & Green Chemistry Implications
Speaker: Michael Overcash, North Carolina State University

This presentation will examine the potential effects of pollution prevention (P2) and green chemistry on larger environmental systems. The presenter has examined a range of HPV chemicals to identify examples of cradle-to-grave improvement that can occur when pollution prevention approaches are implemented. He will discuss the life cycle benefits when HPV chemicals are recovered and reused. This presentation will address the life cycle data that might eventually become part of the HPVIS. Such information would inform the pollution prevention and green chemistry community by helping them to understand the full impact and the hidden benefits of source reduction success with HPV chemicals.

1:30 - 3:00 Discussion: Perspectives on Interesting Uses of HPV Data
Facilitator: Diane Sheridan, EPA Headquarters OPPT

Interesting Uses of HPV Data State Perspective: Results of Recent Research Project
Speaker: Jim Blando, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Dr. Blando will present the results of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services research on utilizing the High Production Volume Information System to address specific community health concerns from the state and local government perspective. The research project focused on survey and follow-up among New Jersey industries.

3:00-3:15 Break
3:15- 3:45 HPV Data & the TRI Program
Speaker: Douglas Chatham, EPA Region 4
3:45-4:00 Facilitated Discussion on Next Steps
Facilitators: Terri Goldberg, NEWMOA & Diane Sheridan, EPA Headquarters

 

 

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